Foreign Affairs Committee

Session 2002-2003 Friday 29th November 2002

Evidence Sessions & Invitation to Submit Written Evidence

Human Rights Annual Report 2002

The Foreign Affairs Committee has decided to hold an inquiry into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Human Rights Annual Report 2002 and will hold the following evidence session as part of its inquiry:

Tuesday 28th January 2003

Time & Location: 3.00pm, The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses: Mr Bill Rammell MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, and officials, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The Committee would greatly welcome written memoranda from interested parties on the Annual Report.  These should be received by Monday 16th December, either in hard copy to the above address or, preferably, by e-mail to, with a clear indication of the originator's name and address.  If you have any questions about the session or on the submission of evidence, please contact the Second Clerk on: 020 7219 3309.

Copies of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Human Rights Annual Report 2002 (CM 5601) can be viewed at,3.pdf or obtained in hard copy from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge Street, Westminster, SW1A 2JX, Tel 020 7219 3890) or The Stationery Office (Tel 0345 58 54 63) priced at £32.75.

A link to the general Guide for Witnesses giving details of the suggested form of memoranda can be found on the Foreign Affairs Committee Homepage or is available in hard copy on request.